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Supplemental Reports to 2020 Convention

Download a copy of the Supplemental Reports to the 2020 Diocese Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, along with the Bishop’s Nominees and a Resolution concerning next year’s Convention. 2020-EDFW-SupplementalReports

Register for Diocesan Convention

If you have not already registered for Diocesan Convention, which will be November 14, you must do so before Sunday, November 1. There is no registration charge this year. Read more details about Convention and download your packet. Register for Convention    

Invitation to racial justice and reparations work

At the 2019 Diocesan Convention, Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland spoke powerfully about racial justice and reparations. The convention responded with a resolution that called for the establishment of a Commission on Racial Justice and Reparations. The pandemic intervened, but the work did not stop. This summer, a group of clergy meeting via ZOOM to read and study about anti-racism work decided to form a Work Group to continue the work of racial justice and reparation in meaningful ways. This…

David Madison named to national post

The Rev. David Madison of our diocese has been named executive director of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES). The announcement was made October 28, 2020, by Edward Kim, president of the governing board of NAES. Madison said, “It is with a humble heart that I gratefully accept the call. . .As a former Episcopal school student, teacher, chaplain, and administrator, I have experienced first hand the transformational work taking place on our campuses to serve young people and…

Litany for Social Justice

The Litany for Social Justice will prayed as part of the opening worship service for the 2020 Diocesan Convention. This is part of the work for racial justice and reparations that we pledged to undertake via a resolution passed at the 2019 Diocesan Convention in the wake of a powerful address by Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland. Please read it, pray it, so when we all join together in the live streamed worship at 10 am Saturday, November 14, our…

2020 Diocesan Convention Nominations

[This list was updated on October 30 with a correction.] Download a PDF of photos and bios of those nominated for positions to be filled at the 2020 Diocesan Convention for your packet. Nominations for 2020 Dio Convention (1) Nominations Standing Committee – Lay (elect one) Judy Cariker – Resurrection, Decatur Bob Hicks – St. Christopher, Fort Worth Standing Committee – Clergy (elect one) Amy Haynie – Trinity, Fort Worth Dana Wilson- St. Luke’s, Stephenville Disciplinary Board – Lay (elect…

St. Francis Day pet blessings offered across diocese

Sunday, October 4, 2020, is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saints of animals and the environment. Because Francis expressed his devotion to God through his love for all of God’s creation, the custom of offering blessings of animals around or on his Feast Day grew up. As always, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth are offering blessings of animals in a variety of settings, but with locations and manner of blessings adapted to keep everyone…

Corrie Cabes named assistant rector, Heavenly Rest, Abilene

The Rev. Corrie Cabes will join the staff of the Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene as assistant rector in October. Cabes was sponsored for ordination by the Diocese of Fort Worth, and ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 2020, at All Saints’ Fort Worth. She graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest (SSW) in May. While in seminary, she served as a member of the Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage Task Force, a group committed to rediscovering and nurturing…

Nominations open for 2020 Convention

Nominations are now open for eight positions that will be filled at the 2020 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, which will be held via Zoom on Saturday, November 14. When you submit the nomination form, you will get an email telling you the form has been received and instructing you on how to submit your head shot photo and bio. Nominations Form NOMINATIONS AFTER SEPTEMBER 10 Any nominations after the closing date of September 11, 2020 may be…

Diocesan worship to offer communion every fourth Sunday

The diocesan online worship services will offer communion on the fourth Sunday of the month for the remainder of the year, on September 27, October 25,  and November 22. (The December Eucharist will be available for the 24th/25th.  Details on December services will follow at a later date.)  Communion in this manner will likely continue into 2021. The other three Sundays of the month will continue to be Ante Communion (The Liturgy of the Word) services as they have been.…

4Saints is part of North Texas Giving Day, September 17

4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry is part of North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Early giving began September 1, so you can donate right now. Give to 4Saints here. North Texas Giving Day, a project of Communities Foundation of Texas, is an 18-hour online giving event designed to “empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform.” 4Saints Episcopal Food Pantry is a ministry of…

The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney named Outstanding Mentor by Society of Biblical Literature

The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney, professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, is one of the first recipients of the Outstanding Mentor Award of the Society of Biblical Literature and its Committee on Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession (CUREMP). The announcement said, “The SBL and its Committee on Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession (CUREMP) are delighted to announce the 2020 recipients of SBL’s Outstanding Mentor Award—Drs. Wil Gafney and Fernando Segovia. CUREMP launched…